Are some criteria weighted more than others?

Research experience is heavily considered for Ph.D. applicants as this demonstrates the student’s involvement and dedication to psychology. However, prior research experience does not necessarily have to be in I/O psychology to be viewed favorably for working in the Kanfer-Ackerman lab. We also view knowledge and research experience in basic domains of psychology (cognitive, social, personality, developmental), psychological methods and statistics (or measurement) as a positive factor.